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One simple test saved Lauren's life

March 05, 2012

When Lauren Doubleday was born, her parents were excited to welcome a happy, healthy baby girl. But less than 24 hours later, they were told that Lauren had a serious heart defect. The fact that this heart defect was even caught is thanks to one simple test - a pulse ox screening. For the past year, babies born at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies  have received additional screening to check the oxygen levels in their blood. This simple test can signal potential heart defects and allows our team to intervene as soon as possible.

It is because of this test that Lauren's heart defect was found. Watch her incredible story and see how this simple test is saving lives in Central Florida.

 Lauren's Story